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  •  It is obvious that our job as followers of Christ is to speak the truth. Lies do not become us. Neither do false doctrines, misguided rants, or a lazy understanding of God's Word. As followers of "the Truth" (John 14:6), we must find the truth mandatory rather than optional. However ... ...…
    June 19, 2019
  •  In discussions on abortion, I've seen this passage used to say that God doesn't care about abortion. When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall…
    June 12, 2019
  •  There are few verses we love to claim more than Jeremiah 29:11: "I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" Mmmm, we love that. We put it on Bible covers and posters and artwork. We put it up at home and remind…
    June 5, 2019
  •  A group of friends were sharing prayer requests. One said, "Pray for my granddaughter. She feels like she doesn't deserve God's love and is very depressed." So they did. And I thought, "But ... she doesn't deserve God's love." And I became concerned that no one…
    May 29, 2019
  •  Paul is a problem sometimes. Like, for instance, he says, "If possible so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all" (Rom 12:18) and then he goes and writes something like this: Women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair…
    May 22, 2019
  •  All religions have various levels of adherents. There are the nominal -- those in name only -- all the way to the devout. There are liberal Muslims who don't take their Qur'an seriously but still classify themselves as Muslims and there are the devout Muslims who really practice what it says and ... well,…
    May 15, 2019
  • Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:21). A "word of the day" entry: "anthropocentric". We can find a dictionary definition, but let's see if we can figure it out from its roots. "Anthropos" is the Greek word for "man" -- primarily "man" as a group,…
    May 8, 2019
  • Why does it seem like we are so quick to take offense?  When I used the word "boy" in a brief comment to a black person, she took offense. When the movie, Tropic Thunder, had one actor describe another as a "retard", people took offense. When Martin Scorsese did The Last…
    May 1, 2019
  •  What is a creed? In general, a creed is a statement of beliefs or aims. It is most often associated with Christian or other religious beliefs. But it's fairly straightforward -- "This is what we believe." That's why it's so odd to see Christians declaring, "No creed but Christ." If…
    April 24, 2019
  •  All Christians understand that the Resurrection of Christ is essential to Christianity. Paul classified it as part of the core of the Gospel. I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that…
    April 17, 2019
  • The older group knows the classic "Onward Christian Soldiers" kind of mindset. There is the "Salvation Army" and the Battle Hymn of the Republic. We even have the phrase, "the Church Militant" portraying the Church as doing battle against the powers of evil. We get that. And some of us do it.…
    April 10, 2019
  •  If you are a Christian and if you live in this world, I guarantee you will likely have a struggle with what the Bible refers to as "the desires of the flesh." The concept is explained in Galatians where Paul writes, "The desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are…
    April 3, 2019
  •  Recently the Gillette company put out that offensive ad that warned of "toxic masculinity." The ad was buttressed by a new document put out by the APA that assures us that masculinity is bad for everyone, men included. We have it on good authority -- in the news media, in the entertainment industrial…
    March 27, 2019
  • The singularly most prevalent thing you will hear from those who think that we who hold to biblical morality need to consider in order to come around to the position that homosexual behavior is just fine is the claim that "Love is good." You know. "How can you be opposed to two people who are in a loving,…
    March 20, 2019
  • Equality is a big thing for us today. We want "equal pay" and "equal rights" and equal everything else. The Supreme Court of the United States intentionally redefined marriage to produce "marriage equality" -- what they call "gay marriage." The modern church has all but folded entirely…
    March 13, 2019

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